Mindful Mama Manifesto
September 11, 2017
Present, Evolving, Calm, Authentic, and Free.
Mindful Mamas reject the culture of “not good enough,” knowing that when we free ourselves from stress and limiting stories, our authentic, peaceful nature shines through.
Mindful Mamas practice self-compassion and see their challenges as teachers, not flaws. (more…)
How to Talk to Your Kids About the National News
August 24, 2017
The national news has been chaotic lately, to say the least. It can be hard to know how to talk to your children about what’s going on, for a number of reasons. The themes are complicated and confusing, the news is changing quickly, and even we grown-ups are struggling to make sense of what’s happening. Some of us are also triggered by what’s happening, which can make it even more challenging to know how to talk about it in age-appropriate ways with our children. (more…)
The magic sauce that will turn around your parenting conflicts
June 28, 2017
Monday morning was the first day of our local camp. As we got ready in the morning, the difference between the two girls’ outlook for the day couldn’t have been more pronounced: my 10 year-old was making up a joyful song about camp while my 7 year-old was slumped on the floor.
My immediate thought was, “uh-oh.” My youngest has a tendency to freeze when she’s not feeling good and she’d had a bad night the night before. So far, she’d looked for her goggles, and when she couldn’t find them, fallen on the floor in helplessness. (more…)
June 14, 2017
Earlier this week my youngest daughter lied to me, and I got angry.
In Mindful Parenting, we teach that anger is an “iceberg” emotion. It’s summer, so get cool imagining an iceberg float in the ocean: you see the tip of the iceberg at the surface, but the vast majority is under the water – or unconscious. (more…)
If all you’re seeing is sh** that annoys you…read this
May 31, 2017
Do you ever get in a place where everything is driving you crazy?
At home, your child drives you crazy with the incessant repetition. Your partner isn’t appreciating you. At work, all you see are the inconsiderate choices of your co-workers. In your mind, all you hear are these critical thoughts.
And it feels crappy.
Your critical mind will tell you that it’s all THEIR fault – if only your child would listen…if only that co-worker would be less selfish…if only your partner would do something nice for you. (more…)